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The Resource Hearts and minds : a people's history of counterinsurgency, edited by Hannah Gurman

Hearts and minds : a people's history of counterinsurgency, edited by Hannah Gurman

Label
Hearts and minds : a people's history of counterinsurgency
Title
Hearts and minds
Title remainder
a people's history of counterinsurgency
Statement of responsibility
edited by Hannah Gurman
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first book of its kind, "Hearts and Minds" is a scathing response to the grand narrative of U.S. counterinsurgency, in which warfare is defined not by military might alone but by winning the "hearts and minds" of civilians. Dormant as a tactic since the days of the Vietnam War, in 2006 the U.S. Army drafted a new field manual heralding the resurrection of counterinsurgency as a primary military engagement strategy; counterinsurgency campaigns followed in Iraq and Afghanistan, despite the fact that counterinsurgency had utterly failed to account for the actual lived experiences of the people whose hearts and minds America had sought to win. Drawing on leading thinkers in the field and using key examples from Malaya, the Philippines, Vietnam, El Salvador, Iraq, and Afghanistan, "Hearts and Minds" brings a long-overdue focus on the many civilians caught up in these conflicts. Both urgent and timely, this important book challenges the idea of a neat divide between insurgents and the populations from which they emerge--and should be required reading for anyone engaged in the most important contemporary debates over U.S. military policy
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355.02/1809
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
U241
LC item number
.H43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gurman, Hannah
Series statement
New Press people's history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
Label
Hearts and minds : a people's history of counterinsurgency, edited by Hannah Gurman
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223103962586
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Malaya-between two terrors : "people's history" and the Malayan Emergency / Karl Hack -- The Philippines-"engendering" counterinsurgency : the battle to win the hearts and minds of women during the Huk rebellion in the Philippines / Vina A. Lanzona -- Vietnam-uprooting the revolution : counterinsurgency in Vietnam / Hannah Gurman -- El Salvador-the creation of the internal enemy : pondering the legacies of U.S anticommunism, counterinsurgency, and authoritarianism in El Salvador (1952-81) / Joaquin M. Chavez -- Iraq, part I-counterinsurgency in Iraq / Rick Rowley -- Iraq, part II-February 2006-December 2012 : new allies, old tactics / David Enders -- Afghanistan, part I-"you have to not mind killing innocents" : American COIN operations in Afghanistan and the violence of empire / Jeremy Kuzmarov -- Afghanistan, part II-counterinsurgency in Afghanistan : myth or reality? / Jean MacKenzie
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 273 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781595588258
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013010661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 827974328
  • (OCoLC)827974328
Label
Hearts and minds : a people's history of counterinsurgency, edited by Hannah Gurman
Publication
Bar code
31223103962586
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Malaya-between two terrors : "people's history" and the Malayan Emergency / Karl Hack -- The Philippines-"engendering" counterinsurgency : the battle to win the hearts and minds of women during the Huk rebellion in the Philippines / Vina A. Lanzona -- Vietnam-uprooting the revolution : counterinsurgency in Vietnam / Hannah Gurman -- El Salvador-the creation of the internal enemy : pondering the legacies of U.S anticommunism, counterinsurgency, and authoritarianism in El Salvador (1952-81) / Joaquin M. Chavez -- Iraq, part I-counterinsurgency in Iraq / Rick Rowley -- Iraq, part II-February 2006-December 2012 : new allies, old tactics / David Enders -- Afghanistan, part I-"you have to not mind killing innocents" : American COIN operations in Afghanistan and the violence of empire / Jeremy Kuzmarov -- Afghanistan, part II-counterinsurgency in Afghanistan : myth or reality? / Jean MacKenzie
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 273 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781595588258
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013010661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 827974328
  • (OCoLC)827974328

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